An Introduction to Process Mapping - MAS Skills Event

A one-day training workshop aimed at providing an overview and understanding of Process Flow Mapping, which identifies opportunities for improvement to processes, and Value Stream Mapping which allows you to understand constraints within the system.
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When Feb 27, 2013
from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Ramada Farnham, Seale, Farnham, Surrey GU10 1EX
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Contact Phone 07739 941587
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A Best Practice Training Workshop delivered by experienced advisors, this is free to attend for small to medium manufacturers who are based in England.


Mapping is a simple way of visually displaying a process, breaking down each element and helping to analyse flows.  It is a critical initial step in lean conversions.

  • Process Flow Mapping : A structured approach to process flow analysis and the identification of the five activities of a process (operation, inspection, transport, storage and delay)
  • Value Stream Mapping : Uses a pictogram to depict the flow of material downstream and also the flow of information.

Aim of the course

To give delegates a understanding of mapping, how to identify value and non-value adding activities and opportunities for improvement in the process, and an understanding of constraints within a system.

This event is suitable for people within a business responsible for identifying improvement opportunities (i.e. production and improvement managers).

Course Objectives

At the end of the session delegates will be able to:

  • Create a process flow map to identify value adding and non-value adding activities in the process
  • Evaluation of process flow chart to priorities areas for the elimination of non-value adding activities within the process
  • Understand the process of Value Stream Mapping
  • Produce a current state map
  • Produce a “future” state representation of a how a facility should operate
  • Use Value Stream Mapping to transform an organisation into a lean enterprise


  • Overview of lean principles and understanding waste
  • Introduction to Process Flow and Value Stream Mapping
  • Process Flow and Value Stream mapping activities
  • Production of current state map
  • Design of future state map
  • Implementation plan for mapping within the business

Benefits gained when applying these techniques

  • Identifies value adding and non-value adding activities in the process
  • Identifies and prioritises areas for ‘Kaizen’ improvement activities
  • Looks at improving the whole process not just optimising individual parts of the process

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